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How to survive Sunlight in V Rising – Sunlight Explained

Sunlight = Death for you.

How do you survive Sunlight in V Rising?

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In V Rising, the night will eventually turn into day. When that finally happens, it will become deadly for Vampires to travel around. Because of this, you will need to learn how to survive sunlight during the day in V Rising. 

To survive sunlight in V Rising, you will need to stick to the shadows and the shade of objects. For example, trees will cast shade upon the ground. Hiding under the shade of trees will prevent the sunlight from damaging you. The same goes for other structures like hills, caves, tents, and more. As you get into the flow of V Rising, you'll learn to pay close attention to your surroundings and how you position yourself.

However, when you are at your base, there are some options available that can make your base a safe haven from the dangers of sunlight. The earliest possible method of protecting your castle from sunlight is constructing Mist Braziers.

How to build a Mist Brazier in V Rising

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A Mist Brazier is a torch that will spread Mist that will block out sunlight during the day in V Rising. This comes at a slight cost though, as they use Bones as fuel to generate Mist. But since bones are so commonly found from killing most enemies in the game, it's not even an issue to worry about.

Every structure requires a Castle Heart, which is helpfully explained in the building tutorial early on in V Rising. From there, open the construction menu and locate the Mist Brazier toward the right of the Production tab. Each Mist Brazier costs 120 Stone to construct. You can collect stone by just attacking structures like rock pillars and castle ruins found in the world.

Once you place it, just throw some Bones inside and click the toggle button to turn it on. Once the Mist Brazier is on, it will take a few seconds for the Mist to spread. Afterward, your base will become sunlight proof.

How to construct Castle Walls in V Rising

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As you establish your castle grounds in V Rising, you'll eventually be able to construct Castle Walls, Doors, and Windows. Creating a room of any size or shape with Castle Walls will automatically create a roof for that room too.

Each Castle Wall needs 10 Stone Bricks and 12 Planks to be constructed, which are respectively crafted through the Grinder and Sawmill structures. Simply open the construction menu at your castle grounds, locate the Castle Walls in the Walls tab, and place as you see fit. Once you complete a full circle with these walls, the area inside will automatically receive its own shade.

Note: The room must be made with Castle Walls specifically. Palisade Walls do not count.

Wear armor with Sun Resistance in V Rising

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There's a unique armor stat in V Rising is called Sun Resistance, which can be invaluable to players traveling during the day. Sun Resistance specifically increases the time needed to start burning in sunlight. The higher your Sun Resistance, the longer you can be in the sun. Unfortunately, you cannot become immune to sunlight, but it'll be very handy all the same.

Try combining multiple pieces of armor with Sun Resistance to buy yourself more time in the open sun when you're exploring in the daytime. In my experience, getting from one bit of shade to the next became a bit less stressful and saved me a bunch of health in the process.

As you can see, we Vampires have come a long way from fearing that pesky sun up there. Well, we still fear it, but now we can avoid it much more easily in V Rising. Hopefully all these tips will be useful for all you lords and ladies conquering the world once more, whether you're prowling the wilderness or ruling from your castle halls. Until next time!

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